Gatherings and travel cancelled, as Peter Dutton tests positive to coronavirus | ABC News

At the end of a massive day which saw the federal and state governments suggest the cancellation of non-essential events of more than 500 people, the Home Affairs Minister has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to hospital.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

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